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On these pages I would like to keep you informed about current news from the Thung Makham Bay. Here you can find insider stories, information’s, tips, gossip, photos and a lot more about the bay , her neighbourhood and - of course - Thailand.

Please give me some feedback and tell me in what you are interested in, to keep the pages expedient and me on the right path. Thanks.

Many Greetz


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This interesting property we discovered in the vicinity of Paknam. The materials used come from monasteries. There, they were probably out of date. The developer has removed the stones, bricks and tiles there carefully to use them for his project again
I think that's a very good idea and implemented managed.  - But my wife was shocked completely. What if the used materials come from a crematorium?    -   Thais and their fear of ghosts!

Thus, there is nothing with my plan of a lovely new 'Sahla'. A real shame.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Of course he is bent on the main road and drove to his job site

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Contrary to popular assumption prevails in Thailand not only sweetness and light. Depending on the province and the ocean side prevails at certain seasons quite an extensive rainy season. Hours of violent rainstorms are not uncommon.
Not just once, we experienced thirty-six hours continuous rain. Normal life comes to succumb to. All you need then is a good book. And because the rains are usually accompanied by long periods of power outages - you need some candles or in today's times battery-powered LED lights. Such a shower of rain can sometimes be very comfortable and romantic.

We know how to enjoy this time.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


    Seen in Khao-San Road - Bangkok

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


There is still a Land Of Smiles

Monday, April 2, 2012


Just in time before the Water-Festival 'Songkran'  a courageous entrepreneur has put his business idea into reality.  Right at the entrance to the village of Ban Khomu he has beaten a game trail in the jungle. Courageous contemporaries can explore these on the backs of the elderly elephant.  

Do not worry - his Burmese-Mahout is always there. For five hundred baht per person you can get some Jungle Book feeling.

Jambo - Bwana - Jambo

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Consumption of Puffer Fish    

In the recent weeks and months we met again and again news of deaths caused by eating of Puffer Fish. Please resist the thrills and keep away from this 'delicacy'. Even if you are promised everything is harmless and the cook had already prepared dozens of these fish.

                   Do Not Eat - IT IS TOO DANGEROUS. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

The South Marries The Northeath

A special experience was the wedding celebrations of our friends Nawa and Mec. While Nawa is from the south Mec was born in Isaan. They both work as lawyers in Bangkok. What a truly mixed bunch came from all parts of the country to celebrate the wedding. 
And the two have come up with something really special to make this day unforgotten. In the morning, the Thai traditional rites were celebrated. In the evening a feast was followed by five hundred invited guests in the ballroom. We have enjoyed the day very much.

 Good luck you two - We hope you never need a divorce lawyer.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

NetLada-Resort - Grand Opening

Thailands Number One Massagist Dahr has for many years harbored a dream: to create a Resort in her own terms.

With the help of her family and many friends this dream was now reality.  After an eight-month construction period there was a big opening party at the turn of the year. The notables of the area were all represented.

The result is a modern, cozy Family-Resort admidst a wonderful garden plant. Located in Had Sairee.

Congratulations to Dahr and her husband Net. Great work

Our recommendation: Try Absolutely - inexpensive - very clean - to feel good

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Back Again

Sorry that you have to wait so long  -  Sometimes real life is just in front.

But now let us see together what has happened in the meantime in the bay. And of course what it is to daily news.

Life in the Bay has not stood still. On the contrary - the Bay awakes. 

Friday, October 7, 2011


                                      ............good night John-Boy - good night Grandma

Seen in Chumphon while the preparation days of Motorcycle Jamboree  /  'White Beach' Restaurant in Thung Wua Laen

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bay Tourism

During our first years in the Thung Makham Bay, the Bay seemed to us more dreamy, not yet discovered by tourists and not yet discovered by the speculators. 

Most of the tourists where just passing through. They opened their eyes in disbelief when they arrived with the bus at five o'clock in the morning at Lomprayah Pier whether the beauty of the sourrounding landscape, but fixed on the booked diving holiday on Koh Tao.

The Big Tourism passed by the Bay. Not only our M.T. Resort can tell about such 'One Night Stand Tourism'. I take my hat off Kheow and Chai - the two owners - whether their countless ideas and attempts to bring long-term tourists to the bay. If someone has made significant contributions to tourism in the Bay, then the two. 

Please - you two - do not give up.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loy Krathong

For nearly 800 Years Thai People celebrated the feast 'Loy Krathong' - Lights Festival - on Full Moon of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar, so in November, in honor of the goddess of water Mae Khong Kha. This year the festival falls on the 13th November.
During the celebration people suspend small boats made from banana sheets in the water. When they drift away, as they believe, they take along all the sins, sorrow, sickness and bad luck of the last year. At the same time they commit their good wishes for the new year to the goddess.

And of course, there is also a tradionell 'Loy Krathong' folk song ... playing morning until night on the radio and with everyone humming it whilst making their krathongs.

The Lyrics:

In Thai, using Roman characters:

Wan Pen Duan Sip Song
Nam Koh Nong Tem Taling
Rao Tanglai Chai Ying
Sanuk Ganjing Wan Loy Krathong
Loy Loy Krathong
Loy Loy Kratong,
Loy Krathong Gan Laew
Koh Chern Nong Kaew
Awk Ma Ram Wong
Ram Wong Wan Loy Krathong
Ram Wong Wan Loy Krathong
Boon Ja Song Hai Rao Suk Jai
Boon Ja Song Hai Rao Suk Jai

Translated into English:

The full moon of the twelfth month,
As water fills the banks,
We, all men and women,
Have really good fun on Loy Krathong day,
Float, float the krathongs,
Float, float the krathongs,
And after we have floated our krathongs,
I invite you my dear,
To come out and dance,
Ramwong [traditional dance] on Loy Krathong Day,
Ramwong on Loy Krathong Day,
Good merit brings us happiness,
Good merit brings us happiness,

Unfortunately this years Loy Krathong was impaired by heavy rainfalls.